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Joint Holiday Flying Update Fellow Pilots, As you’re all aware, over the last several days APA and AA management have been working to find a solution to cover the greater than normal level of open time made available due to the TTOT processing error. We’ve reached an agreement that we ...

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Fellow Pilots, The APA leadership met with American Airlines senior management today to discuss APA’s grievance concerning restrictions on premium pay and trip trading for December flying. APA and management have reached an agreement in principle addressing our respective needs, and we have ...

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On Friday, management disclosed a failure within the pilot schedule bidding system. As a result, thousands of flights currently do not have pilots assigned to fly them during the upcoming critical holiday period. Today, management issued an update detailing the “significant holes” in th...

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We Will Never Forget LGA Domicile Chairman CA Mike Burr and LGA Domicile Vice Chairman CA R Scott Heckenberger led a contingent of APA pilots to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum this morning, including CA Bill Fallon, FO Scott Torrence, FO Beau Culpepper, and FO Peter Zepp. By some measures, 16 ye...

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This week, the APA Board of Directors voted to approve resolution R2017-38, “LOS (Length of Service) Negotiating Priority,” which acknowledges that “a significant number of American Airlines pilots furloughed after September 2001 suffered one of the longest furloughs in airline his...

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With the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision to grant a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International in December 2016, the U.S. airline industry faces a grave threat. Much like what happened to U.S. maritime shipping, Norwegian Air International's flag-of-convenience model ...

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APA Board Approves 8% Pay Rate Increase During a voting conference call this afternoon, the APA Board of Directors approved management’s offer of pay rate increases. The board and national officers agree that the increases represent progress in APA’s efforts to align our pilots’ c...

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With management’s announcement that pilot pay will be adjusted to be “equal to the highest pay rates currently in place at either Delta or United” effective next month, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge your sacrifices and steadfast professionalism. A filing by the com...

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“Do not let yourself be forced into doing anything before you are ready.”  — Wilbur Wright When I took office as your president in July 2016, I made clear to senior management my willingness to exploit opportunities for mutual benefit. I also emphasized that we have no inten...

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APA President CA Dan Carey Files Expedited Presidential Grievance: “Failing to Provide the Safest Flight Operations” Today, APA President CA Dan Carey filed “Carey Expedited Presidential Grievance 17-039” on behalf of all pilots. This grievance cites American Airlines’...

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